The Wayland Situation: Facts About X vs. Wayland (Phoronix)
Posted Jun 10, 2013 8:19 UTC (Mon) by dgm (subscriber, #49227)
Posted Jun 10, 2013 15:04 UTC (Mon) by dakas (guest, #88146)
Everyone worth it's bits knows that The Right Way(TM) to do it is run X over Emacs.
C-x C-f /ssh:firstname.lastname@example.org:/mnt/doom RET
Posted Jun 10, 2013 16:47 UTC (Mon) by mathstuf (subscriber, #69389)
Posted Jun 10, 2013 23:58 UTC (Mon) by ssmith32 (subscriber, #72404)
Posted Jun 11, 2013 3:06 UTC (Tue) by madscientist (subscriber, #16861)
Distributed file access is important, but it's not the only thing.
Posted Jun 11, 2013 5:49 UTC (Tue) by oldtomas (guest, #72579)
So it'd be worth to give that a try. That said, there are doubtlessly advantages to the remote X setup, which I do appreciate in other occassions.
For your case (keeping the session alive), Emacs server might be an option too.
Posted Jun 18, 2013 11:09 UTC (Tue) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
Posted Jun 20, 2013 18:28 UTC (Thu) by daglwn (guest, #65432)
Posted Jun 25, 2013 20:57 UTC (Tue) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
Posted Jun 18, 2013 11:04 UTC (Tue) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
I'm running it remotely because the remote system (actually 'on the other side of my desk' on the other end of an unshared GbE connection, so not that remote) is faster than the local one, has ECCRAM where the local desktop (like most desktops) has normal RAM, has far *more* RAM which Emacs always likes, has the house RAID array local rather than over NFS, and is the machine that I don't shut down every night. Hence emacs --daemon is a lifesaver.
I cannot imagine that this is a particularly rare use case in these days of expensive power in Europe, given that desktops are often more power-hungry than headless servers. (Though it is true that perhaps not all that many people have a headless server at home, it's certainly not rare among developers, and among those developers a hell of a lot of them likely use remote X or would use something like it if it were available on their OS: remote headless servers are a lot less useful if you can't treat them 'mostly like your desktop' for worky stuff. But perhaps the Linux desktop is no longer targetted at developers?!)
As an aside, I do wish TuxOnIce hadn't gone moribund. I used to be able to suspend my desktop rather than shutting it down...
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